Sikhism

Sikhnet: Southall Event Proves Excellent

April 8, 2008

Author: Alex Hayes

Source: SikhNet/www.ealingtimes.co.uk

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/9CADE5B09D96BF0887257425005841FF

A top religious leader has said a huge Sikh procession which passed through Southall yesterday [has] brought the area's communities together.

Snowy weather did not dampen the spirits of around 50,000 people who turned out for the Vaisakhi Procession in celebration of...

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Mayor of Los Angeles, Mayor of Amritsar Grace Los Angeles Sikh Community's Baisakhi Celebration

April 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/9DECFB2E8A78FE8987257424005E95EB

Over 100 years ago, Sikhs from what is now Punjab, India, began crossing the ocean and settling far from their homeland. With their unique turbans and, for men, distinctive beards, the Sikhs created an impact wherever they went.

On Sunday, April 6, at the Los Angeles Convention Center,...

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Sikhs Appeal to Queen to Stop Auction of Sacred Armour

April 4, 2008

Author: Jeremy Page

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3678100.ece

India's highest Sikh body has written to the Queen, Gordon Brown and the Archbishop of Canterbury to try to block an auction at Sotheby's of a piece of armour thought by some to have belonged to a Sikh guru.

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has also written to Manmohan Singh, the Indian Prime Minister,...

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Woman Who Grabbed Turban is Not Charged With Hate Crime

April 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/496CDFFAFF8DB66E872574210080D915!OpenDocument

The Sikh Coalition is dismayed by the Hudson County prosecutor's decision not to charge a January assault on Hansdip Singh as a bias crime. The Coalition learned yesterday that the prosecutor's office instead is charging Carrie Covello, who attempted to remove Mr. Singh's...

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Celebrate Cultural Diversity In California Screening "Mistaken Identity"

April 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080403112739tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

Have you heard about "MISTAKEN IDENTITY: Discovering Sikh Neighbors" - A 9/11 Story. Have you seen the DVD film - winner of three first prize awards for documentary, directing and acting. It is the first film produced for mainstream North America, UK and EU and part of a series of "getting to...

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Canadian Sikhs Appeal Against Helmet Rule

April 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Canadian_Sikhs_appeal_against_helmet_rule/articleshow/2918483.cms

Two Canadian Sikhs have moved a rights panel against a lumber company here for asking them to replace turbans with helmets under a new policy.

The new rule has come as a shock to the two men who have been working with the company for years....

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Prosecutors Drop Criminal Charges Against California Sikh

March 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/7B9173C01C547C978725741A0066628D

Prosecutors in Alameda County, California decided to drop criminal charges against Maninder Singh, a Sikh who was arrested for carrying his kirpan. The charges were dismissed as a result of a collaborative effort between the Sikh Coalition and Singh's defense attorney.

The Coalition...

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Mounties Claim Veto Power over Sikh Parade

March 28, 2008

Author: Kim Bolan

Source: CanWest News Service/Times Colonist

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=3b370a6c-af5a-4182-9c1d-2947fa481f1e

The RCMP plans to screen floats in an annual Sikh parade to ensure terrorism and political violence aren't glorified.

Chief Supt. Fraser MacRae said Thursday the RCMP and the City of Surrey, near Vancouver, want to avoid any repeat of...

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Three Ore. Men Accused of Taking Turban from Sikh Truck Driver

March 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Examiner

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-1304448~Three_Ore__men_accused_of_taking_turban_from_Sikh_truck_driver.html

Three men accused of snatching the turban off the head a Sikh truck driver have been accused of third-degree theft and misdemeanor harassment. The Douglas County grand jury declined to indict the men on a felony...

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Sikhs Thrive in the Island of Fiji

March 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Panthic Weekly/International Press

http://www.panthic.org/news/126/ARTICLE/3986/2008-03-27.html

Fiji has a dedicated and thriving Sikh community. From 1900- 1930 Sikhs from Punjab came to the Fiji Islands and became involved in farming, especially the sugarcane industry. The Punjabis have established themselves irreversibly, firmly and successfully in Fiji. The colorful and distinctive culture of the Punjabis...

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Sikh American Documentary to be Shown Across Country

March 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=3557&z=1&title=Sikh%20American%20Documentary%20to%20be%20Shown%20Across%20Country

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest Sikh American civil rights and advocacy organization, in partnership with ITVS, The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and The...

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Sikh Youth Give Peers Taste of Sikh Program

March 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/2386/

The California Sikh Council and SCOC hosted the fourth Annual Interfaith Youth Forum, held at the Sikh Center of Orange County (SCOC) on March 9. The event is organized by the Interfaith Council of Central Orange County. The event was an incredible experience, with over 100 high school and 40 adult attendees from many different faith backgrounds.

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